Gavin qualified as an architect in 2011, while working for a medium sized practice in Winchester and London. He worked across a range of sectors including education, higher education, residential and healthcare, on projects ranging from £250,000 to £30 million.
After moving to Cambridge to live, and on deciding he wanted to work on a variety of more holistic projects, Gavin joined Graham Handley Architects in 2014. Gavin believes that an architect should have a rounded knowledge of design and construction, from feasibility designs through to construction details, and finds the variety of projects in the office allows him to strive for this.
Gavin is currently coming to the end of the renovation of a 1930's listed house. The Modern Movement home is being sympathetically restored to accommodate modern family living, with the addition of comforts such as insulation, renewable energy and double glazing to refurbished Crittall windows. Gavin's approach throughout the project has been to consider whether he believes the original architect would be happy if they were to see the house today, and he has worked closely with the Conservation Officer to be confident that they would be.
Outside of the office, Gavin spends as much time as possible in the garden with his collection of snowdrops. He also has an interest in children's book illustration, and regularly painted before his son arrived in 2016. He now spends much of his free time cleaning paint off his furniture.